Michael Udine was elected to serve as the Broward County District 3 Commissioner in November 2016. For the past 13 years, he proudly represented the City of Parkland as Mayor and City Commissioner. Michael successfully led the city as it achieved ratings as the Best City for Families, Safest City in South Florida and Environmentally Proud City. He oversaw the building of two public safety facilities, numerous parks and greatly expanded community offerings by starting one of the largest farmers markets in South Florida. Working with the State Legislature, he led the way for the annexation of more than 500 acres from Palm Beach County, one of the largest and most complicated land transfers in the State of Florida history. All of this was done in a fiscally responsible manner among the lowest tax millage rates in South Florida.
A practicing attorney, Michael has been a partner for the past 25 years at the law firm of Udine & Udine, which maintains its office in District 3 in Northwest Broward. The firm focuses on real estate, insurance subrogation and banking law. Mr. Udine is currently an elected director at Legacy Bank of Florida, a small community bank assisting small businesses in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. He is a former adjunct professor in the Business/Legal Program at Broward Community College. Commissioner Udine is also a lecturer for the National Business Institute specializing in continuing education classes for business, insurance, and legal professionals. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Broward County Bar Association, as well as the Federal Bar for the Southern District of Florida.
Michael and his wife Stacey reside in Parkland, Florida. They have three children who all attended local public schools in District 3. His two sons, David and Matt, are currently attending the University of Florida. His daughter Lexi is attending Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Michael values a balanced life between his professional career, public responsibilities, and spending time with his family. Commissioner Udine is active in volunteering and attending events throughout the community. He prides himself on promoting local events in his district, working with his temple (Kol Tikvah), and supporting various charities.